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I just squandered 4-5 million credits.

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I just squandered 4-5 million credits.

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OddballEasyEight
07.28.2014 , 02:34 AM | #1
So, I couldn't sleep last night because of the heat so I stared playing the game at 2am.
I was buying up some mats in preparation for crafting for strongholds and I wasn't paying attention to the prices.

Someone had apparantly put up Beryllius for 1.17 million creadits each. Since I was just buying in bulk and not really looking at the prices (since regular pricing usually isn't a problem for me) I just pressed the "sort by individual item price" button, but must have pressed it twice so it sorted highest first. I was surprised when suddenly the game told me I couldn't afford to buy more items...
I had 6+ million credits when I looked up Beryllius on the GTN, so I must have bought 4-5 of his super-overpriced Beryllius mats before the game told me I couldn't afford more.

Moral of the story here kids, is; Don't buy anything off the GTN at 2 am when you're dead tired

Oh well, back to grinding dailies

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mokkh
07.28.2014 , 02:40 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by OddballEasyEight View Post
So, I couldn't sleep last night because of the heat so I stared playing the game at 2am.
I was buying up some mats in preparation for crafting for strongholds and I wasn't paying attention to the prices.

Someone had apparantly put up Beryllius for 1.17 million creadits each. Since I was just buying in bulk and not really looking at the prices (since regular pricing usually isn't a problem for me) I just pressed the "sort by individual item price" button, but must have pressed it twice so it sorted highest first. I was surprised when suddenly the game told me I couldn't afford to buy more items...
I had 6+ million credits when I looked up Beryllius on the GTN, so I must have bought 4-5 of his super-overpriced Beryllius mats before the game told me I couldn't afford more.

Moral of the story here kids, is; Don't buy anything off the GTN at 2 am when you're dead tired

Oh well, back to grinding dailies
Lol. Glad I'm not the only one who has woken up the next day with... "WTH did I buy last night?"
Repeated occurrences have now instituted the: 'never use the GTN while drunk rule' that I try to adhere to.

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Darth_Wicked
07.28.2014 , 02:44 AM | #3
That's how much it costs to unlock another bay for the Legacy Storage.

You could unlock the Strongholds on both Dromund Kaas and Coruscant and still save some money.

Ouch.
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OddballEasyEight
07.28.2014 , 02:58 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Wicked View Post
That's how much it costs to unlock another bay for the Legacy Storage.

You could unlock the Strongholds on both Dromund Kaas and Coruscant and still save some money.

Ouch.
Yeah, it smarted a bit

But then again, if I run dailies from now 'til 2.9 is released I should have a few million again.
And I'm gonna try and sell some escrow transfers on the GTN to make money off the free CC I get from BW for sub/key/referrals

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OddballEasyEight
07.28.2014 , 03:00 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by mokkh View Post
Lol. Glad I'm not the only one who has woken up the next day with... "WTH did I buy last night?"
Repeated occurrences have now instituted the: 'never use the GTN while drunk rule' that I try to adhere to.
Yeah, I'm gonna have to add it to my "don't delete things on your computer after midnight" that was instituted after I deleted an entire planets worth of storyline footage for one of my videos

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PavSalco
07.28.2014 , 03:02 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by OddballEasyEight View Post
Beryllius for 1.17 million creadits each.
I saw them on the Progenitor and many other mats for 1.177.177 or something like that. If only I knew that people fall for it

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OddballEasyEight
07.28.2014 , 03:05 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by PavSalco View Post
I saw them on the Progenitor and many other mats for 1.177.177 or something like that. If only I knew that people fall for it
Yeah, it was an oddly specific number of credits.
Hopefully it wasn't some sort of goldseller scam or summin' :/

Oh well, nothing to be done about it now. Not like I can contact CS and ask for my money back :P
And I doubt I'd get the money back if I contacted the seller either.

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Kulyok
07.28.2014 , 03:27 AM | #8
Yeah, those smartypants are doing it a lot. I keep seeing it with all the mats, have to be doubly-careful now. Pricing mats for 1 mil each just so people could get mistaken and buy it instead of the usual price - that's low, really.

Still, mats are expensive as is: I bought some mats yesterday for "bottom" prices, and I'm still down four mil. I should do the smart thing and let my alts run the crew missions at least for the regular stuff - slower but cheaper.
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OddballEasyEight
07.28.2014 , 04:00 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Kulyok View Post
Yeah, those smartypants are doing it a lot. I keep seeing it with all the mats, have to be doubly-careful now. Pricing mats for 1 mil each just so people could get mistaken and buy it instead of the usual price - that's low, really.

Still, mats are expensive as is: I bought some mats yesterday for "bottom" prices, and I'm still down four mil. I should do the smart thing and let my alts run the crew missions at least for the regular stuff - slower but cheaper.
Yeah I pretty much cleaned out the Progenitor GTN of alot of the mats needed for stronghold crafting.
Spent maby 2-3 million to get truckloads of mats before I made that mistake of buying 5 individual ones off that one guy...

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Storm-Cutter
07.28.2014 , 07:57 AM | #10
Its a trick on several servers, seeing as the GTN list price puts a comma between thousands and a full stop between decimals - Easy to miss when not paying 100% attention. Seeing something you want that's usually 1500 credits listed at 325,123.300 looks like a rounding error if you aren't savvy to it. - 325 credits! Buy! buy!

I guess it isn't against the rules per-se and not an exploit as such, and I doubt that BW would give us a 'credit limit' on purchases. But thanks for the heads-up. I'll be checking my purchases very carefully from now on. -if anyone is prone to mistakes like this, then I genuinely feel your pain - You could put the bulk of your credits on a little-used character and just have a slush-fund for the others - a million or so maybe - to ensure they can't spend several millions on hugely inflated items.

IF you bought something that is a Cartel market item - then consider unlocking it if that is an option - at least that way you can have multiple copies and make the pain a little more bearable.

It's against the rulest to name names - but you could put the offenders on your ignore list and chack this agaist their listings before making a purchase.

OP, If I had some cash or mats to spare, I'd certainly let you have some.
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